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Display at Banning Museum Summer Exhibition

SoCalGRS participated with the Banning Museum in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the City of Wilmington, and celebrated the role of the city in building the early Los Angeles transportation network.
The SoCalGRS exhibit featured three track loops, the first modeled Phineas Banning’s Los Angeles and San Pedro RR, which was the first RxR in southern California. Push-button controllers were provided to allow the public to operate the first two loops, the third being automatic operations. An estimated 600 people toured the grounds, and our garden railroad exhibit sparked a lot of interest, especially with the younger crowd.



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